Surprise Attack! F-150 Hybrid Beats Raptor in Drag Race
Sizing them up
Both of these vehicles are versions of the 14th-era Ford F-150, our Edmunds Prime Rated Truck for 2022. Let’s start off with the hybrid model, which pairs Ford’s acquainted twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with a battery pack and an electric powered motor. The reason of this technique is ostensibly efficiency — its EPA estimate of up to 25 mpg mixed is a major selling level. But it also provides loads of get-up-and-go. The F-150 Hybrid, or PowerBoost, can make 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque compared to the standard 3.5-liter twin-turbo’s 400 hp and 500 lb-ft. On the other hand, its tested pounds of 5,766 pounds — about a thousand extra than an equal non-hybrid F-150 — is bound to choose a chunk out of overall performance.
At a glance, the F-150 Raptor is greater suited for a race in the dirt. This is a focused high-pace off-street equipment, with a broader stance than the F-150 and significant 37-inch tires (an alternative) for churning up earth and immediately altering way. It also gets a more critical variation of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that is good for 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. So that’s additional horsepower but significantly less torque than the hybrid-powered F-150. Even though the hybrid definitely offers the scales a work out, while, the F-150 Raptor pitfalls breaking them. We weighed our exam product at 5,961 lbs — just about 3 tons even.